Early crowds get ready for big swellUPDATED 7:56 PM HST Jan 22, 2014Video Transcript
epic swell... Sunset beach was more like sun-RISE beach today... KITV4's Nana Ohkawa was among them... And continues or team coverage. nats of crashing waves The Wood family donned their hoodies sat at the top of Sunset Beach starting at 5am... staring at the waves rolling in ...getting drenched by the mist... erika wood 314 THE KIDS GO TO SUNSET UP HERE SO WE WERE SEEING IF WE COULD EVEN GET TO SCHOOL THIS MORNING IF WE SHOULD DRIVE IF THERE'S GOING TO BE TOO MANY PEOPLE OUT NOT KNOWING WHAT THE WATER WAS GOING TO DO THIS MORNING 25 -Sunset Elementary student 326 THIS IS THE BIGGEST SWELL THAT I'VE EVER LIVED THROUGH 337 Others with a little more life experience agree.. saying it's the biggest swell they've seen in decades. The expected wave heights of up to 50 feet on the north shore..brought out dozens of spectators.. Especially those who never get to see mother nature behave like this. bob zulick - albany, ny 537 ITS GETTING BIGGER WE NOTICED WE CAME UP AT 5 AND IT'S GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER 542 TRAFFIC started building up on Kamehameha Highway at sunrise... as tons of people stood on the border of closed Waimea Bay Beach Park... spilling onto the edge of the highway...just to catch a glimpse of the big swells. Ron Artis II 13:27 WE WENT OUT TO WAIMEA FIRST IT WAS PRETTY WASHED OUT WE WERE ALONG WITH ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHER S ALONG THE SIDE MY SISTER TOOK OUT AND APP AND SAW THAT SUNSET WAS PRETTY BIG SO WE DECIDED TO COME AND CHECK IT OUT 39 Kimo Sutton 1201 IF PEOPLE GET TOO CLOSE AND A ROGUE WAVE COMES IN IT WILL SWEEP THEM OUT 1205 Massive waves.. Even potentially dangerous for people on land. Nana Ohkawa kitv4 news.